Profound Experiences

Do you want to explore the world in a way that leaves you with profound experiences and life long memories?

Every trip should add a piece to your personal story, enhancing your view of the world, your world and yourself

Travel That Makes You Feel Alive!

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EScape With Us

I create trips that provide you with profound experiences, matched to your travel style, that will feed your soul!

Being an avid traveler, you won’t have to spend hours researching to find new and creative experiences. You won’t have to work with an order taker who doesn’t consider all aspects of your trip.

Together we will build a relationship that will focus my efforts on finding the right experiences, because I know you! And you will work with someone knowledgeable, creative and meticulous.

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Small Group Tours

Join one of our curated small group tours, rich in local culture, customs and natural surroundings, always with a bit of adventure.

Our tours are by land, train, sea, river, the perfect blend of planned activities and independent time matched to the destination. Travel with a great group of like minded travelers.

You will bring back memories to last a lifetime!

Ladies smelling roses on L and L Garden Tour trip to Yorkshire England

Garden Tours

One of a kind garden tours specifically curated and focused on the beauty, design, and expertise demonstrated in gardens throughout the world.

Our specialty is British gardens where we explore a region visiting gardeners at their homes and savoring scrumptious cakes and tea. This combined with visiting the important public gardens in the region.

We seek out garden experiences to entice the gardener and lover of gardens alike.

Meet Your Travel Planner

Lorraine Whittemore

Travel Advisor, Small Group Tour Designer and Host

This career inspires me because every time you travel you meet people. All different people, all walks of life, rich, poor, different religions, cultures, food, drink, and this interaction, broadens each person’s world perspective. I do this because it helps make the world a smaller place. It increases love and kindness throughout the world. It broadens points of view and reduces judgment. Every time I travel with a group, I sit back and watch the magic happen. To see the adventure unfold, the delight and joy in being in a new place, meeting new people, it is inspiring. That’s why I do this. Travel is my passion!

How I do it, I bring expertise from a successful career in leadership and organizational development. I know how important quality and caring for my clients is. I put this expertise and caring into every interaction, every plan and every trip I plan for you.

My promise to you is long lasting memories on a spectacular trip! Working for you, you have my dedication to deliver unique experiences, the services you need, and to dot the i’s and cross the t’s so you can enjoy your trip stress free!!


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How Would You Like To Travel?

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Want To Join A Tour With A Small Group?

I specialize in small group travel. Tour itineraries will help you connect to a destination in a deep way. Wherever you go, I will suggest and advise you about ways to immerse yourself  in the local culture, customs and natural surroundings. If you have a group and need planning help or if you want to travel on one of my small group tours, I will design a trip to bring you and your travel buddies amazing memories.

Pursue your travel adventure!

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Need Help Customizing A Trip For Your Own Group Or Yourself?

Whatever type of trip you are looking to take, tours, cruise, independent travel, travel with a group of friends or family, I would love to work with you to develop the perfect itinerary. With various suppliers at my fingertips and amazing connections within the travel industry, I can match the perfect trip to your hopes and desires. We will start with an interview, learn more about each other, your particular travel style and then pull together a proposed itinerary, make edits together to perfect the trip, then I will book and  deliver a complete itinerary and travel documents, so your trip is worry free.

Let me help you plan that dream trip!

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Are You A Solo Traveler?

We welcome solo travelers to join our tours. I’m not talking about “singles” travel, solo travelers have various reasons for traveling alone and they are looking to have adventures, meet new friends, and find travel buddies.

I will match same gender roommates to save you money. If you want your own room, that is possible too, with an affordable solo supplement. 

I am a solo traveler myself and dedicated to providing other solo travelers with information, resources, ideas and communication. 

Come join us!

Sharing The MEmories

Have some fun with us “virtually” and take a look at photographs from some of our tours.

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tips & travel stories

What To Expect On A River Cruise

Have you been thinking about a river cruise? Maybe you have seen the ads or had a friend tell you about them, or likely with recent marketing efforts from river cruise lines, you have received brochures and flyers in the mail. There are a lot of river cruise lines to...

Armchair Travel With Me! Less Explored World’s Natural Wonders

I thought it would be fun to learn about some of the world's natural wonders that are less known and off the beaten path. Here are some amazing places I found. Some may even be in your own backyard. Maybe you'll want to add these to your bucket list. I would love to...

Armchair Travel With Me – Driving the Ring Road Around Iceland

A group of us recently drove the ring road around Iceland. We were chasing the Northern Lights, unsuccessfully :(. We will have to go again! Come with us in November for another try. Or just, sit back, relax, and enjoy this virtual travel video....

Armchair Travel With Me – Dreaming of Venice

No travel for those of us with wanderlust! So...I thought it would be great to deliver some virtual travel. I will post a new destination every couple of days. Sit back in your armchair and travel with me! And to make it fun, see if you can spot the one picture that...

My Egyptian Escape

I finally had some time to pull together a video of my trip to Egypt. It was one of my best all time trips and I highly recommend it! I hope you enjoy this snapshot of my memories.

Love from my clients

I just came back from a safari in Tanzania. It was the inaugural trip of Serengeti Vacationland Safaris headed by Allan Stevens and coordinated with Lorraine Whittemore of PlanUrEscape.
I had a great time. All arrangements for the trip worked out great especially tenting out in the Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. With the help of guides and drivers, we were able to see over 150 different animals. It couldn’t have happened without them.
I highly recommend this trip if you want to do something different.

B. Lalumiere


Lorraine was just wonderful in helping my Mom and I plan our trip to Italy. She had great recommendations on tours and booked us excellent places to stay. She stayed within our budget all while helping to create a mother-daughter trip of a lifetime. When I had questions while I was abroad she answered them quickly and was well-informed. It was great traveling knowing that Lorraine had already vetted each and every tour/experience/hotel we were going to next. I would use her again in a heartbeat!

E. Eames


What an amazing trip we had to Ireland and Northern Ireland thanks to the careful planning of Lorraine Whittemore. If you want just to enjoy the sights, the people, and the entire experience, you can’t go wrong by connecting with PlanUrEscape – Cruise Planners Travel. It was my wife’s and my first trip to Europe and it could not have gone any better. Eleven days of pure fun! Thank you, Lorraine, for such a relaxing vacation! And, we know how hard you worked on this particular trip – seeing that it had been cancelled twice! Your attention to detail is amazing! And, I might add that you sure know how to have a great time on a trip!

B. Thompson


We are pleased to recommend Lorraine Whittemore as a Travel Agent. Lorraine has handled multi-party group cruises for our family, as well as all travel arrangements (mostly cruises with add on extensions and excursions) for us and friends we recommended use her services.

Lorraine is knowledgeable, professional, detail-oriented and has a friendly can-do attitude. Lorraine is a very nice person who is a pleasure to deal with. She puts her client’s needs first and we have enjoyed all of our dealings with Lorraine over the years. 

Bob and Jill Maland


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If your trying to plan a great vacation cal PlanUrEscape-Cruise Planners Travel. Lorraine really knows how to have a great time. Showing all the best places to see. I had a terrific time traveling around Ireland with a small group of friendly people. Like the Blarney Castle pictured here.

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Lorraine Whittemore is the kind of person who was meant to be in the travel business. Lorraine customized a tour to Egypt for my wife and me perfectly despite some very specific requests. She listened to what we wanted and worked hard with local tour guides to coordinate all aspects of our trip perfectly. We are fortunate to have found Lorraine and recommend her to the highest degree.

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We took a trip to Germany to celebrate our son’s high school graduation. Lorraine did a great job planning everything out for us. She left detailed instructions that helped us navigate all of our tours and travel destinations within the country. We will definitely work with Lorraine for travel in the future.

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Lorraine was great! We were away for a month and she helped us plan everything every step of the way. All of our excursions, flights, & hotel arrangements were planned by Lorraine. Whenever I had a question she is quick to respond & help in any way she can. Our trip went very smoothly. We will definitely be planning future trips with her!

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I called Lorraine for help planning a week in Charleston and Savannah. As a genealogist, I’ve been working on a family history and wanted to see some of the places my ancestors not only lived but settled in the late 1600’s. She not only put together an incredible itinerary complete with hotels, maps and driving directions, but she joined me on this excursion and led the way to the sites of the plantations my ancestors owned, the historic houses they built which are still extant, the churches where family members were baptized and married, and the cemeteries in which they were buried. I had the list but she mapped and planned it all out which allowed getting to see, visit and photograph so much more than I could have done on my own. I highly recommend her to customize a trip or a tour for you, your family or your group whether it be for family fun, a reunion or anniversary or a history gathering and learning experience like mine. She’s an excellent guide and great traveling partner.

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